Business Partner - CitizenLab Sweden


Note: This is not an employment position. We are looking for individuals or organisations to team up with in Sweden (and other countries), as part of our Partnerships program

Do you want to help shape local democracies in your country? Do you want to help cities and governments to improve their citizen participation initiatives? Are you looking for a tool to create an impact in your country?

If so, you have come to the right place.

We are looking for partners who are passionate about participatory democracy, want to grow their business, and become a CitizenLab ambassador. If that's you, we'd love to meet you and explore how we can team up.

About us

CitizenLab, a social impact scale-up with its HQ in Brussels and since recently incorporated in the U.S., aims to make public decision-making more participatory, inclusive, and responsive. The SaaS platform is already being used by over 230 cities and municipalities in +10 different countries, facilitating two-way communication between governments and their citizens. Since it was founded in 2015, CitizenLab gave +500,000 citizens a direct voice in local politics and got recognized as 'Best Social Impact Startup in Europe'. CitizenLab is looking for purpose-driven talent to join us on our mission to have +2.5 million citizens actively participate via its e-democracy platforms in cities across the globe.

As a fast-growing software company, we wish to extend our ability to reach new clients in the public sector in new geographic areas.

About our Reseller Partner programme

We are looking for a partner to represent CitizenLab in Sweden. You would lead our market entry into Sweden, seek opportunities to work with local governments, and present the CitizenLab platform to help them understand how the platform can create a lasting impact in their community engagement endeavors. You will also onboard and manage new clients onto the CitizenLab platform, creating valued and lasting client relationships. CitizenLab’s Reseller Partner programme offers the opportunity to strengthen digital democracy in your local market, build on previous experience and utilize your networks and grow with us.

What we offer

  • We offer the opportunity to be part of a growing, trusted network of Partners who are striving to achieve the mission of strengthening digital democracy, invigorating citizen participation and helping governments make better decisions, globally.
  • We provide you with the digital tools, training, resources, technical support, and -of course- the best-in-class citizen participation platform to enable success in your market.
  • We share revenue and operate a progressive commission ladder as our partnership grows and strengthens.
  • We work closely together and look to establish a long-term and mutually beneficial partnership.


You are either an individual or small organisation, working as a consultant with governments and/or in citizen participation. You have a strong network in the Swedish public sector and are very proficient in Swedish. 

What we look for

  • Your values and mission align with CitizenLab’s and you want to strengthen digital democracy in your market
  • You have a network of contacts and/or current clients, in the public sector
  • You undertake or have experience of business development and marketing
  • You have experience or good knowledge of citizen engagement processes
  • You can dedicate at least 50% of your time to building and growing CitizenLab in your market
  • You are an individual, a small organisation or a group of contractors/freelancers
  • You have previous experience working with online platforms and tools (desirable)